Top Ranked

Best Accounting Firms to Work For

Prestige isn't everything. These are the firms accountants find the most amenable to a satisfying work experience.

  • Survey Methodology

    In addition to ranking other firms in terms of prestige, survey respondents were asked to rate their own firms in a variety of categories. On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the highest and 1 being the lowest, respondents evaluated their firms in various "quality of life" areas. A firm's score in each category is simply the average of those rankings.

    Firms with fewer than 15 responses for any given question were excluded from that ranking category.

  • Ranking History

2015 Best Accounting Firms for Client Interaction

1
SCORE
9.263

Ernst & Young LLP (EY)

The name changer  Ernst & Young LLP is a member firm of Big 4 accounting legend EY, a global organization of member firms formally known...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
NR
2
SCORE
8.972

Plante Moran

Celebrating more than 90 years of excellence  Now in its 91st year of operation, Michigan-based Plante Moran is one of the largest accounting...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
4
3
SCORE
8.885

Eide Bailly LLP

Up in Fargo One of the 25 largest U.S. accounting firms, Eide Bailly has roots that can be traced to 1917 when John A. "Jack" Cull opened...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
9
4
SCORE
8.850

Friedman LLP

Shorter and stronger  For most of its life, Friedman LLP operated under a much longer moniker: Friedman Alpren & Green LLP. The firm was...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
8
5
SCORE
8.842

Grant Thornton LLP

Based in Chicago with an international reach  Grant Thornton LLP is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd. Grant Thornton's...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
2
6
SCORE
8.831

Brown Smith Wallace, LLC

Serving St. Louis Brown Smith Wallace is a Midwest accounting firm that focuses on serving companies in the St. Louis area, where it is based....

TRENDING

2014 Rank
NR
7
SCORE
8.796

WithumSmith+Brown, PC

People-focused for 40 years  Headquartered in Princeton, N.J., WithumSmith+Brown provides a long list of services, including accounting, auditing,...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
3
8
SCORE
8.776

SS&G, Inc.

Biggest independent in the Buckeye state  SS&G is an independently owned accounting and management consulting firm headquartered in...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
5
9
SCORE
8.749

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

On the rise Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (commonly known as Baker Tilly) has 31 offices and nearly 2,500 staff members. In October 2014, it merged...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
12
10
SCORE
8.727

RSM US LLP

Midwestern giant  McGladrey LLP is one of the largest U.S. providers of assurance, tax, and consulting services focused on the middle market. The...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
14
11
SCORE
8.711

Deloitte LLP

Known throughout the world Deloitte's U.S. operations have more than 60,000 professionals in 90 cities and works in four key business areas: audit...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
17
12
SCORE
8.708

BDO USA LLP

The U.S. outpost  BDO USA, LLP (formerly known as BDO Seidman, LLP) is the U.S. member firm of BDO International Ltd., one of the world's...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
16
13
SCORE
8.629

Armanino LLP

Fast-growing firm Founded in 1953, Armanino is one of the 30 largest accounting firms in the U.S. by revenue. It has nearly 600 professionals...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
NR
14
SCORE
8.589

Schenck SC

Up in Wisconsin Wisconsin-based Schenck is the 49th-largest CPA firm in the U.S. by revenue, according to Accounting Today's 2015 rankings....

TRENDING

2014 Rank
13
15
SCORE
8.542

Moss Adams LLP

Western United States Accounting  Seattle-based Moss Adams is the nation's 15th largest accounting firm by revenue, according to Accounting...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
10
16
SCORE
8.534

Rothstein Kass

Financial services experts   New Jersey's Rothstein Kass was founded in 1959, and over 50 years later, it has grown into the 20th-largest...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
NR
17
SCORE
8.475

Watkins Meegan, L.L.C.

Accounting in the nation's capital  Founded in 1975, Watkins Meegan has more than 200 professionals in four offices in Maryland and Virginia....

TRENDING

2014 Rank
18
18
SCORE
8.459

Lurie Besikof Lapidus & Company LLP

From Minnesota to China  Lurie Besikof Lapidus & Company was founded in 1940 to serve the Minneapolis business community. Today, LBLCO employs...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
NR
19
SCORE
8.456

PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) LLP

American representative  New York-headquartered professional services firm PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) LLP is the U.S. member firm...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
19
20
SCORE
8.443

Berdon LLP

New York state of mind Berdon LLP, a full-service accounting and advisory firm, has earned its New York street cred by representing some of the...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
11
21
SCORE
8.429

Margolin, Winer & Evens LLP

Living large on Long Island  Margolin, Winer & Evens is one of the largest accounting and business advisory firms in the Northeast. MWE has...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
NR
22
SCORE
8.428

KPMG LLP

The Big Four's four-lettered firm  With approximately 27,000 employees in more than 100 offices across the U.S., KPMG LLP has rightfully earned...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
NR
23
SCORE
8.422

Raffa P.C.

Nonprofit experts  Raffa, P.C. is one of the 100 largest firms in the U.S. as measured by annual revenue. The firm is headquartered...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
NR
24
SCORE
8.395

Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP

Getting bigger down South  Dixon Hughes Goodman is the largest accounting firm headquartered in the South and the 16th-largest in the nation...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
1
25
SCORE
8.382

Wipfli LLP

Decades of service  Wipfli LLP began in 1930 when Wisconsin native Clarence Wipfli opened an accounting practice in Wausau, Wis., where the...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
NR